Discovery Park Undergraduate Research Internship Program

"Nanobubble synthesis"

About the Project

Project Time & Type:
Fall 2016 - DURI
Research area(s):
Nanotechnology, Drug delivery, Cancer research
Project Description:
The purpose of the project is to influence current drug delivery methods and techniques, which allows a step forward to precise drug delivery and more effective therapies. The specific drug delivery system that the lab will be working with is cellulosic polymer nanobubbles. These nanobubbles can be guided using ultrasound to precisely deliver cargo to the desired location inside the tumor. Tests will be conducted to analyze the effectiveness of the delivery of the anticancer drug to tumorigenic mice.
Expected Student Contributions:
Planning experiments, conducting experiments, groups discussion, data analysis, reporting
Related Website(s):
Desired Qualifications:
Skills in this field, prior experience with nanoparticle and nano medicine technology, experience with animal models
Estimated Weekly Hours:
Department awards independent research credits for this project?
Yes, 3 credit hours

Professor in Charge

Irudayaraj, Joseph
agricultural and biological engineering

Student Supervisor

Pushpak Bhandari
Graduate Research Assistant

Cooperating Faculty

Craig Gergen